The State is implementing a robust Health Management Information System (HMIS) as reporting and analyzing a variety of data is of vital importance in Health care. Accurate and timely information, in a web based platform, is required both by the Government of India and the State. The HMIS, developed by HISP India, a not-for-profit NGO, on Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in accordance with the State IT Policy, now links 1,200 plus health facilities in the State including all PHCs, CHCs, District Hospitals, Government Hospitals, General Hospitals, W & C Hospitals, Medical Colleges, Taluk Hospitals and Specialty hospitals to collect and process data from all institutions up to peripheral Sub Centres and even Private health facilities. Approximately 10,000 Health staff belonging to Health department was given initial training under the programme to switch over to online reporting. From April ’09 onwards, the State started generating data in the new system